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Our Top Sites For Design Inspiration
What brands and blogs are doing to push new trends in webdesign this week that inspire Rob Palmer
Every week at Fueled, our London-based lead designer Rob Palmer shares a handful of inspirational websites with our teams in New York and Chicago. This weekly email acts like a virtual water cooler, encouraging us to congregate across time zones and discuss what brands and blogs are doing to push new trends in webdesign.
While we’re not sure whether this a recruitment stunt or a marketing campaign, this site’s enticing use of HTML5 and storytelling definitely has our attention. Calling visitors to “get that epic exit” out of their current jobs, treat their ex-collegues to a goodbye party and party with them at Tomorrowland gets an A+ for creativity. We love how the animated constellations tie the whole story together against a monochrome background.
The Charles, a New York and London based creative and design agency, says it was founded on two key principles: To honor and to inspire. Their use of clean design is definitely honorable. And interlaced with minimal full screen video animations, it’s certainly making us feel inspired.
Icons, icons, icons! This vibrant, illustrated flat icon set is super fun, but so is its complimentary landing page. We like its unusual use of vertical columns and subtle animations.
PURPLE ROCK SCISSORS
You know those agency websites that go on and on describing their company culture? Digital agency Purple Rock Scissors just shows us using full screen video, photography and animation. A click around the site, and you feel as if you've been on a personal tour. We especially like the about page, where the team comes alive on the screen.
Visiting this Japanese artist’s website is what we imagine peering in to his brain would look like. As if flipping through an animated sketchbook, you could get lost clicking animations, illustrations and artwork for ages. The site’s playlist is also enough reason to hang around.
Which websites have been tickling your fancy?
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